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Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
Vol. XLIV
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., OCTOBER 9, 1969
No. 2
Who’s Who Taps Fifteen Seniors With Honor
WHO’S WHO seniors are: (clockwise)
Bonnie Sparks, Ayn Sullivan, Cindj' Grif
fith, Ellen Webb, Donna Crocker, Cullen
Scssoms, Karen Watson, Lou Pearce,
Roma Bowen, Brooks McGirt, Peggy
WHIiams, Nancy Tyren, (center) Peggy
Timmerman and Mary Turner. Not pic>
tured is Barbara Perry, who is studying
at Drew University this semester.
Fifteen Meredith seniors have
been clected to Who’s Who Among
Students in American Colleges and
Universities for 1967-70, Dean of
Students Marie Mason announced
today.
Those named are Roma Bowen,
Donna Crocker, Cindy Griffith,
Brooks McGirt, Lou Pearce, Cullen
Sessoms, Barbara Perry, Bonnie
Sparks, Ayn Sullivan, Peggy Tim
merman, Mary Turner, Nancy Ty
ren, Karen Watson, Ellen Webb and
Peggy Williams.
The students were chosen by vote
of both the senior class and members
of the faculty.
Selection is based upon criteria
of scholastic excellence and sin
cerity, leadership and participation
in extra-curricular and academic ac
tivities, citizenship and service to the
school, and promise of future suc
cess.
The number of students chosen is
based on a quota of the school en
rollment.
Roma Bowen, an English major
from High Point, is chief advisor
this year and a member of the SGA
Executive Committee. She served on
the Legislative Board during her
freshman, sophomore and junior
years and has been a freshman coun
selor and a freshman hall proctor.
She is also president of the Mere-
dith-State BSD.
Donna Crocker is a math and
English major from Raleigh. She
served as co-chairman of Cornhusk-
in’ her freshman year and was a
freshman counselor.
SGA president Cindy Griffith is a
history major from Siler City. Dur
ing her three years at Meredith
Cindy has been a member of the
Student Activities Board (serving as
chairman of the first Parents’ Day
committee), secretary of the judicial
board and president of a freshman
dorm. She was also a delegate to the
Mid-South Model UN her junior
year and chairman of Religious Em
phasis Week supper club. She is a
member of the Silver Shield.
Brooks McGirt, editor-in-chief of
the Twig, is an English major from
Whiteville. She was Stunt co-chair
man her sophomore year and served
as secretary of the junior class. She
was feature editor of the Twig her
junior year and is a member of Sil
ver Shield and Kappa Nu Sigma.
She also served as secretary-treas-
urer of the Colton English Club.
A religion major from Atlanta,
Ga., and president of the MCA, Lou
Pearce has served on the Christian
Association all four years here. Her
(Continued on page six)
Trustees and Associates Meet,
Approve Study, Hike Tuition
Dance Company Set
To Perform Here
Several important resolutions, as
well as a $300 tuition increase, were
adopted by the Board of Trustees
and Board of Associates at their
fall meeting on September 26-27.
According to Pres. E. Bruce Heil
man, the most important resolution
was the adoption by the Boards of
the Self-Study program which ad
ministration, faculty, and students
have been working on for the past
two years. Included in the Self-Study
were 301 resolutions. The Boards
“accepted, endorsed, and strongly
affirmed the spirit and intent” of
the study. The study will now be
submitted to the Southern Associa
tion for approval in November.
In other business the Boards
voted to raise tuition $300, bringing
the cost to $2,400 for the 1970-71
academic year. The hope was also
expressed by the Trustees and As
sociates that in the next ten years
any raise in tuition will not exceed
$100 per year,
Along with the rise in tuition, a
rise in student aid was also ap
proved. “We hope in this way to
prevent students from leaving Mere
dith for financial reasons,” Dr. Heil
man said.
An architect for the new college
center was selected. A new salary
scale for the faculty was also
adopted. The new plan provides for
continuing increases m salaries,
notes Dr. Heilman.
New officers were also elected.
Mr. Shearon Harris is the new
Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
Mr. Ed Rankin is the Vice Chair
man, and Mr. Jethro Broadwell is
the Secretary. Mr. C. C. Cameron
was elected the new chairman of
the Board of Associates.
The Board also elected the new
faculty members for the 1970-71
academic year.
Trustees-elect, who will take their
places on the Board in January of
1970 were guests at the dinner meet
ing of the Board.
Kappa Nu Sigma Installation,
Price Scholarships Av/arded
Ayn Sullivan, a Meredith senior,
has been elected for membership in
Kappa Nu Sigma, a Meredith so
ciety which bases its membership on
academic achievement.
Linda Haddock, Brooks McGirt
and Paula Tudor Gilbert, tapped in
to the society last spring as associ
ate members, becamc full members
at the annual spring meeting during
Commencement weekend.
The announcement of Ayn’s se
lection was made at an October 1
dinner meeting.
Officers clected at the meeting
were Linda Haddock, president;
Paula Tudor Gilbert, vice-president;
Brooks McGirt, secretary; and Ayn
Sullivan, treasurer.
Dr. Norma Rose will again serve
as sponsor of the honor society this
year.
Organized in 1923, Kappa Nu
Sigma Honor Society promotes
scholarship at Meredith. Mem
bership of the organization is re
stricted to the top two percent of
the senior class. Full membership is
limited to seniors who are elected at
the end of their junior or senior
year.
Scholarship winners sponsored by
the organization were announced at
the fall meeting and at the society’s
fall chapel program Monday, at
which Dr. Sally Horner spoke.
Sophomores Gilda Jeanne Hardy
and Jeanne Jarman Brown were
named as co-winners of the Helen
Price Scholarship, named for the
former sponsor and awarded to the
freshman having the highest scho
lastic average in her class.
Suzanne Reynolds, a junior, was
the winner of the Price Scholarship
for sophomores.
The organization comprised of
four student members and 14 fac
ulty members discussed activities for
the coming year at their October 1
business meeting held in Vann fac-
(Continued on page six)
Jane Holt Named
To Raleigh Group
Jane Holt, Meredith College Jun
ior, has been appointed by Pres.
E. Bruce HeLlman as Meredith’s rep
resentative to the Raleigh Commun
ity Relations Committee.
When asked about her feelings on
being appointed, Jane replied, “I
don’t know what to say about the
committee since 1 have not attended
a meeting yet, but I asked for the
job, and 1 am looking forward to
discovering just what a Community
Relations Committee does and how
it docs it.
“I first became deeply interested
in community relations — especially
the black-white aspects — this sum
mer while taking political science
and modern fiction courses at the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill,” she says,
“My professors opened my eyes
and made me see how blind I had
been to the world around me.
“We read such books as the Auto-
biography of Malcolm X and Soul
on Ice by Eldrige Cleaver, both of
which I highly recommend to any
one who wishes to gain a new per-
(Continued on page six)
The Lucas Hoving Dance Com
pany, co-sponsored by the Meredith
Concerts and Lectures Series and
the Raleigh Civic Ballet, will appear
here October 13 and 14,
Three appearances are scheduled
by the dance group, one during
chapel Monday, October 13, and
evening performances both Monday
and Tuesday.
Half of the auditorium is being
reserved for each of the evening ap
pearances (by Meredith). Students
may obtain passes for these pro
grams by seeing Libbo Leathers or
Jane Holt. Faculty members are re
quested to see Dr. Lois Frazier in
Hunter Hall for their passes. These
passes are being supplied at no cost
to members of the Meredith com
munity. Extra tickets for dates or
family may be obtained for $2.00
from students named above or Dr.
Frazier.
Tickets for the rest of the audi
torium seats are being sold to the
Raleigh public by the Civic Ballet.
The dance company is under the
direction of Lucas Hoving, a long
time associate with the Jose Limon
Company. He is currently on the
faculty of the Juilliard School and
Columbia University Teachers Col
lege in New York. With his danc
ers, Hoving has toured in Europe,
Canada and the United States.
Hoving’s choreography has earned
him grants by the Dutch Govern
ment and the U. S. National Endow
ment for the Arts.
The appearance of the dance
group will take place in cooperation
with the North Carolina Council ot
the Arts and the National Council
for the Arts.
A scene from the Lucas Hoving Dance Company Production of “Icarus.”
    

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